New Tile: Mt. Borlo Deer Workshop
Volcanic, rocky, and scorched all over, Mt. Borlo is the perfect fiery backdrop for fierce showdowns. Its glowing lava falls and towering peaks are inviting, but make no mistake: Mt. Borlo Deer Workshop is one of the most treacherous Tiles yet. Lots of uneven terrain and pools of lava mean that inmates will have to pay more attention to their surroundings and carefully evaluate the trajectories of Power Leaps and BoomShroom bounces.
On one of the tallest cliffs stands the Deer Workshop. A large building that inmates can fight in, the Deer Workshop produces what many consider a key resource of the Darwin Project arena. The goods are transported using metal wagons on elevated rails, with a number of industrial lights and pipelines supporting the mysteriously self-sustained production.
Some of you might recognize one of the islands in Mt. Borlo Deer Workshop from the pre-Tile Mapping System map!
New Show Director Power: Give Leather
Some of you may have seen this coming, but… The leather makes it better!
When activated, the player targeted by this Power will receive two Leathers. Give Leather costs one Action Point to use and Show Directors can have a maximum of three copies of it in their Decks.
Just like other Powers that require a target, the Show Director can let any stream viewers vote for the player who will receive the Leather.
To unlock up to three copies of Give Leather for your Show Director Deck, continue leveling up as the Show Director.
New Show Director Power: Open Zone
Open Zone allows Show Directors to reopen a zone that was previously closed. It costs five Action Points to activate and Show Directors can only have one copy in their Decks.
Just like other Powers that require a target, the Show Director can let any stream viewers vote for the zone that will be reopened.
Note that Open Zone can be used on a zone that is becoming forbidden (as soon as the countdown begins), but not on a zone in which sudden death is active.
To unlock Open Zone for your Show Director Deck, continue leveling up as the Show Director.
60+ New Cosmetic Items
Whether you’re facing the cold head-on or looking to cozy up in festive wear this holiday season, patch 1.18 has some outfits for you. Over 60 new items will be obtainable from Fan Gifts and will also be purchasable with Ramen from the Shop. Here’s the overview:
Note: The Santa Hat will not be obtainable through Fan Gifts or purchasable in the Shop, but will instead be given as a free reward to all players who log in between December 21, 2018 at midnight UTC and December 31, 2018 at midnight UTC. The cosmetics list has been updated to reflect this.
Hike up Mt. Borlo in style with these mountain climber outfits:
Spectator Interaction Improvements [Steam only]
New Feature: Events
Since we’ve introduced Betting to spectator interactions on Twitch, viewers have been able to watch a variety of streams to build up a wealth of Darwin Dollars (still a work-in-progress currency) and use them to wreak havoc in Private Matches that have Spectator Powers enabled. The new Event feature allows the streamer to place all viewers on a level playing field and see which one manages to make the best use all available spectator interactions and finish with the thickest wallet at the end of a stream.
To create an Event, streamers on Twitch with the official Darwin Project Spectator Experience Extension enabled will need to click the new button called Create Event directly on their stream, then create a Private Match.
When the streamer has an active Event, stream viewers will receive a special Event wallet containing 1000 Darwin Dollars, and any Bets and Power Bids made during the Event will use this dedicated wallet. All stream viewers of the match, even if watching a different streamer than the one who created the Event, will have the dedicated wallet made available.
Streamers can end an Event at any time by going to their stream again and clicking Finish.
If the streamer does not end the Event, it will end automatically after 24 hours. Note that streamers cannot begin or end an Event while already in a match or in a lobby.
At the end of the Event, three leaderboards will appear with the top 10 spectators in each: Current amount of Darwin Dollars, total gain, and largest gain in one shot. The leaderboards can also be viewed at any time by clicking the crown icon next to the Event wallet.
Viewers will still earn Darwin Dollars for their regular wallet on top of the dedicated wallet when watching a stream in which there is an active Event.
First off: we’ll be resetting all spectator wallets and leaderboards. Don’t be alarmed!
As a first step to balance Darwin Dollars, we’ve set a maximum amount that spectators can bet at once: 5,000 Darwin Dollars in Private Matches and 100,000 Darwin Dollars in Public Matches. We’ve also updated the formula that determines the payout multiplier.
The Electronic Show Director Power has been added to the list of Powers that can be voted on by the audience. When the Show Director chooses to let the audience vote, spectators will be able to click on the zone where they want to see an Electronic resource be activated.